According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sarasota has an overall cost of living index of 108 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Florida, Sarasota has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Florida's index of 99.
The standard of living in Sarasota ranks as #3,965 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Sarasota ranks as the #2,441 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.
|Living Expense||Sarasota||Florida||National Average|
Housing swings affordability the most between places in Florida, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.
Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Sarasota||Bradenton, FL||56,551||102||0.9x||South Bradenton, FL||25,227||92||0.9x||Venice, FL||23,086||112||1.0x||Bayshore Gardens, FL||20,287||94||0.9x||Sarasota Springs, FL||15,854||106||1.0x||Fruitville, FL||14,068||113||1.0x||Palmetto, FL||13,611||99||0.9x||Gulf Gate Estates, FL||11,118||106||1.0x||North Sarasota, FL||8,806||96||0.9x||Southgate, FL||7,817||110||1.0x|